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Will Tim Allens new show bomb?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by SledgeHammer, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. SayWhat?

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    You've never seen Saw?
     
  2. spartanstew

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    All 7 of them.
     
  3. sigma1914

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    Excellent series! Again, there's no such thing as too much sex or violence in TV or film.
     
  4. Galaxie6411

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    Looks like they are airing the Pilot again Friday, I decided to start a timer for it. Off the top of my head I don't think I watch any sitcoms of the big 4 so maybe this will be one. The cable channels are just producing far superior stuff, watching Bored To Death season premier as I type.

    Edit: I knew there had to be at least 1 and there is: Community.
     
  5. SledgeHammer

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    Ugh... this show sucked. I think I might have slightly giggled once in the first half hour before giving up. I really wanted to like this show. Oh well.
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    Ditto!
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    You can go all the way back and blame the Pilgrims for this. They brought their puritanical ways over here. It's the puritanical ways here in America that make stuff like this happen. It's not like this all over the world. In Europe for instance you'd probably find a mother doing the opposite and covering her daughter's eyes during the violence. Sex and nudity are on regular television in most of Europe and violence is frowned upon. In a country like Italy you'd find topless women in a family show.
     
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    I don't dislike kids on shows, but not a big fan of babies. A baby killed Mad About You and another show I can't think of right now.

    If you like sex and violence in your shows, check out Strike Back on Cinemax. It has plenty of both.
     
  9. SledgeHammer

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    So when he showed up on your screen you didn't say "Hey! That Urkel!" :D?
     
  10. SledgeHammer

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    Saw, Saw II and Saw III, yeah, they were. Saw 4, 5 and 6, not so much. Kind of hard to make it good when the star is dead.
     
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    Those are the ones that should be XXX Rated with restricted viewing on special blockable channel ranges. Not the ones showing people enjoying themselves in pleasurable activities.
     
  12. SledgeHammer

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    Well, the numbers are in 12.9M for the 1hr premiere. Good enough for #2 for the night, but not spectacular in the 18-49.
     
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    No, I honestly didn't recognize him as Urkel at first. I knew I recognized him but wasn't sure where from. I had to look him up.
     
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    Sorry to drag this back from philosophical discussions of sex, violence, chain saws, and type casting, but ....

    I thought Tim Allen's first two shows were okay, not great. Looks like they're trying to combine Tim-the-Toolman's macho baloney with a sort of watered down Archie Bunker character. If the writers do it right as they get more comfortable with the character, they might make this work. So far the kids are just there to be foils for Tim's shtick. But I expect some of you are right -- we're destined for some "very special" episodes about the kids as they run out of ideas for Tim.

    Maybe I've just been sensitized to it by a recent thread here, but I thought the laugh track was awful.
     
  15. phrelin

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    Interesting rating tidbit - Female 18-49 4.2/11 & Male 18-49 3.0/9. Maybe baseball playoffs?
     
  16. spartanstew

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    Mork and Mindy?
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    Jonathan Winters was awesome as Mearth!
     
  18. SledgeHammer

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    I only watched the first half hour, but really the only part that made me even remotely crack a smile was when he comes into the office and says ".... MAN, this place smells like balls!" or something like that and the blonde guy takes a deep whiff and smiles.

    I loved Home Improvement, but already gave up on this show.
     
  19. tonyd79

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    If they were trying to redo Tim the Toolman, they missed by a mile. Tim was a well meaning bumbler who had mistaken ideas on life but was willing to learn. He was a bit phony macho but with a soft heart. The guy on this show is harsh. He is too angry. He may soften but he is way too harsh. The second episode was better than the first (as pilots often suck) but they need to make him more like the Toolman and let his angry side only show when doing the video catalog things.

    As for catalogs....uh??? Catalogs are bigger than ever. And 99% of internet sales sites are electronic catalogs. How far off can the premise of his job be?
     
  20. SledgeHammer

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    I dunno if I thought he was too harsh, I just thought the show was completely unfunny. I didn't hate any of the actors, but did notice that there was zero chemistry. On HI, they were a believable family from eps 1. On this show, they all felt like strangers. People still get catalogs? Really? I buy everything online.
     

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